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Facts for Features

Profile America Facts for Features consist of collections of statistics from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to holidays, anniversaries, observances or topics in the news. The data are intended to assist media in writing feature stories on these commemorations, which range from Hispanic Heritage Month to the Holiday Season.

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American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2019
The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York.


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Veterans Day 2019: Nov. 11
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.


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The 2019 Holiday Season
The Census Bureau presents holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.


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"Halloween: Oct. 31, 2019"
Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires.


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Hispanic Heritage Month 2019
September 1968: Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week.


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Mes de la herencia hispana del 2019
En septiembre de 1968, el Congreso autorizó al presidente Lyndon B. Johnson a que proclamara la Semana Nacional de la Herencia Hispana.


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"Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: July 26, 2019"
July 26, 1990: President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.


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The Fourth of July: 2019
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.


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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2019
A host of statistical information on the Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population groups.


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Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick�s Day: March 2019
To commemorate this day which celebrates all things Irish, the Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics on Irish-Americans.


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Women's History Month: March 2019
This edition highlights and celebrates the varied accomplishments of women and provides statistical information on demographic and economic topics.


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National African-American (Black) History Month: February 2019
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History W

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